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This Actually Happened: Marty McFly Plays Johnny B. Goode at Fox’s Fundraiser

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By HVentertainment on November 14, 2011

When it comes to Back to the Future, we’re all starting to feel like David After Dentist: “Is this real life?”

First, Nike unveiled Marty McFly’s self-lacing Air Mags back in September. Then, over the weekend, Michael J. Fox strapped on a Gibson and rocked out to “Johnny B. Goode” on stage (try to keep up). So what’s next for us? Hoverboards and a successful mayoral run from a Goldie Wilson?

Exactly 56 years to the day of the Enchantment Under the Sea dance, Fox reprised his role as Marty McFly and laid down the classic by Marvin Berry’s cousin as part of his annual A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s fundraiser, which raises money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox has played his event before, but never the tune that’s way ahead of its time. In 2008, he joined The Who on stage for a rendition of “Magic Bus.”

Between the Curb Your Enthusiasm “Parkinson’s shake” cameo and Saturday’s 1986 throwback gig at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, is anyone having a better year than MJFox?

Check out the performance here — sadly, there’s no crazy solo:

Another recording:

The original:

No word on whether George knocked Biff out in a cab on Park Avenue before the song.

(via Daily Mail via HuffPo)


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